2013 Left Coast Crime award winners

Tonight, in Colorado Springs, the winners of the Left Coast Crime Awards were announced:

The Lefty for best humorous mystery novel since 1996:
Winner: Brad Parks, The Girl Next Door (Minotaur)
Mike Befeler, Cruising in Your Eighties Is Murder (Five Star)
Laura DiSilverio, Swift Run (Minotaur)
Jess Lourey, December Dread (Midnight Ink)
Lisa Lutz, Trail of the Spellmans (Simon & Schuster)
Nancy Glass West, Fit To Be Dead (Southwest Publications)

The Bruce Alexander Memorial Historical Mystery Award for mystery novels covering events before 1960.
Winner: Catriona McPherson, Dandy Gilver and an Unsuitable Day for a Murder (Minotaur)
Rhys Bowen, The Twelve Clues of Christmas (Berkley Prime Crime)
Rebecca Cantrell, A City of Broken Glass (Forge)
Dennis Lehane, Live by Night (William Morrow)
Jacqueline Winspear, Elegy for Eddie (HarperCollins)

The Rocky for best mystery novel set in the Left Coast Crime Geographical Region:
Winner: Craig Johnson, As the Crow Flies (Viking)
Margaret Coel, Buffalo Bill’s Dead Now (Berkley Prime Crime)
Chuck Greaves, Hush Money (Minotaur)
Beth Groundwater, Wicked Eddies (Midnight Ink)
Darrell James, Sonora Crossing (Midnight Ink)

The Watson for mystery novel with best sidekick:
Winner: Rochelle Staab, Brouja Brouhaha (Berkley Prime Crime)
Juliet Blackwell, In a Witch’s Wardrobe (Obsidian)
Robert Crais, Taken (Putnam)
Chris Grabenstein, Fun House (Pegasus)
L.C. Hayden, When the Past Haunts You (CreateSpace)

On behalf of Crimespree magazine, congratulations to the winners and nominees.